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Strong Results, Debatable Future: 2001 Retail Operations Survey
by Walden Swanson

 

07 Jan 2004 #101 July - August - 2002
Strong Results, Debatable Future: 2001 Retail Operations Survey
by Dave Gutknecht

 

07 Jan 2004 #101 July - August - 2002
Atlantic Canada Merger After Eighteen Months
by Tom Webb

The fall 2000 merger of twenty-eight of Atlantic Canada's independent co-operative societies, with thirty-three stores and mounting losses, was a shotgun wedding. The choice facing each co-...

07 Jan 2004 #101 July - August - 2002
Produce Career: "If You're Gonna Stay, You Gotta Play"
by Mark Mulcahy

Let's see if this sounds familiar: You set a great produce stand, so beautiful people don't want to touch it.

You are loved by your customers; people come from miles around to see...

07 Jan 2004 #101 July - August - 2002
Cooperative Grocer 2001 Retail Operations Survey: Data Summary
by Data Analysis Team

 

31 May 2006 #101 July - August - 2002
Farm Bill: Fight to the Finish
by Kathy Lawrence

As we go to press, members of the House and Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee are about to meet to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. Exactly what...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Farm Bill: Fight to the Finish
by Chris Campany

As we go to press, members of the House and Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee are about to meet to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. Exactly what...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Stalking the Organic Asparagus
by Cissy Bowman

Springtime is upon us, and with it comes fresh, organic produce from an increasing number of local growers. It is a benefit to these growers as well as to retailers and consumers for this...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
A Common Vision?
by Robynn Shrader

Last time I briefly mentioned the cultural shift required for us to work together with effectiveness and accountability. As more and more projects reach a pivotal point, I become increasingly...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
CGIN News: More Resources Added to www.cgin.org
by Karen Zimbelman

Thanks to generous contributions submitted by members of the Cooperative Grocers' Information Network (CGIN), we've been able to add the following new items to our site in the past couple of...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Have You Registered Your .Coop Domain Names?
by Dave Gutknecht

 

Co-ops the world around are taking advantage of the new .co-op Internet address. In the U.S., the new domain is sponsored by dotCoop, a subsidiary of the National Cooperative Business...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
"Reasonable Accommodations" Under the ADA
by Ricky Berger

The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on disabilities (physical or mental). The employer has a duty, in fact, to provide its employees and...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Human Resources Survey
by Dave Gutknecht

This is the second annual Cooperative Grocer Human Resources (HR) Survey report. It has been expanded to include information about boards of directors and members of co-ops,...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Human Resources Survey
by Peg Nolan

This is the second annual Cooperative Grocer Human Resources (HR) Survey report. It has been expanded to include information about boards of directors and members of co-ops,...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Human Resources Survey
by Walden Swanson

This is the second annual Cooperative Grocer Human Resources (HR) Survey report. It has been expanded to include information about boards of directors and members of co-ops,...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
What's Next?
by Dave Gutknecht

One hundred issues of Cooperative Grocer: it's a nice round figure, 100, but I haven't been able to attach much significance to the number of this edition. However, I have two...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
Culture and Community Meet in the Produce Aisle
by Mark Mulcahy

For thousands of years people and foods from different cultures have been brought together at markets and the dinner table -- mushrooms from caves in France, apples from China. Melons,...

07 Jan 2004 #100 May - June - 2002
In Corvallis, First Alternative Celebrates Its New Store
by Laurie Heilman

Many food co-ops established in the 1970s have come of age today, expanding their retail space, revitalizing their identity as cooperatives, and proving that co-ops can continue to thrive in an...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
GreenStar Co-op: A Different Look at Growth and Expansion
by Patrice Jennings

Most often the pages of Cooperative Grocer bring us tales of expansion and relocation projects, or new and innovative cooperative projects undertaken by some of our industry's adventurers. As I...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
Bioterrorism: A Call to Action!
by Mark MulcahyHave you read the latest news stories on food bioterrorism in the US and around the world?

Taliban fighters sneak growth hormone into milk supply. Although rGBH is banned in major dairy producing...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
Grassroots Deliver BIG Wins in the Senate -- Every Voice Still Needed in House-Senate Conference Committee
by Kathy Lawrence

As we go to press, citizens across the country are calling their Senators and feverishly writing letters to the editor. In short, they're making our democracy live and breathe -- and it is a...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
Grassroots Deliver BIG Wins in the Senate -- Every Voice Still Needed in House-Senate Conference Committee
by Chris Campany

As we go to press, citizens across the country are calling their Senators and feverishly writing letters to the editor. In short, they're making our democracy live and breathe -- and it is a...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
Cooperative Grocers Associations
by Robynn Shrader Chart by Walden Swanson Building a Thriving Food Cooperative SystemBy Robynn Shrader

The National Cooperative Grocers Association board of directors held a planning session last fall to...

15 Oct 2007 #099 March - April - 2002
Your New Store: Meeting First Year Challenges
by Bill Gessner

You have successfully navigated the stormy waters of a relocation/expansion project. Your co-op has proudly opened the new store amidst celebration, praise, relief, adrenaline and exhaustion.

...
07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002
"Your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore."
by Dave Gutknecht

Better co-op stores and stronger regional and national co-op associations are gratifying results based on years of groundwork. Each year the reports of the Cooperative Grocers Associations and...

07 Jan 2004 #099 March - April - 2002